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ironclad beetle

This bug can survive being run over by a car, but how?

October 21st, 2020

Researchers studying a special kind of beetle have discovered that it has an incredibly rugged exoskeleton that allows it to withstand extreme pressure. The diabolical ironclad beetle can survive being run over by a car in some cases. The beetle’s shell may inspire advances in high-strength materials. Bugs have to be on the lookout for …

64GB iPhone ‘engineering prototype’ smuggled out of Foxconn [video]

March 9th, 2011

Blog M.I.C. Gadget has acquired an interesting treasure from China, a 64GB iteration of Apple’s iPhone. Rumors of the existence of a high-capacity iPhone have been circulating the web for the last few days, but this is the first time we’ve been treated to crystal clear images and video of the handset. The device, for the most …

AMD throws its hat into the MeeGo ring

November 15th, 2010

It looks like another big-name company will be throwing its weight behind the development of the open-source operating system MeeGo. Today, AMD announced that it will “provide engineering expertise” to the MeeGo project in the hopes of establishing “technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices.” “We are glad to provide engineering resources to …

New iPhone 4 antenna design due at the end of September, addresses attenuation?

August 31st, 2010

Mexican technology site canal-mx is reporting that Apple will be reengineering its iPhone 4 antenna design and that the redesigned handsets will be available after September 30th. The news comes courtesy of Marco Quatorze, Tecel’s Director of Value Added Services. Telcel recently began offering the iPhone 4 to its customers and Mr. Quatorze was on the record when …